Wisdom teeth growing in can be a pain in the neck. However, with the help of some foods you can rely less on pain relievers, and mouth ointments. These two home remedies are great to cure swollen gums.
Garlic is number one. This is not good for children because of the taste, and it burns when applied. It may sting or burn but it works wonders for adults. I usually do this at bed or nap time, so you can relax and wake up pain free. Just cut of a slice of a clove of garlic, and chew it on the teeth that hurt, to break it up some. Place it on the gum area in the swollen, and painful area of your mouth. Hold it hear as long as you can if it’s 1 min or 15 minutes. Drinking water helps subside it’s strong flavor. After you take it out drink water until you eat something after a nap or sleep.
My favorite easy remedy is tumeric. This is great for children not infants but age 5 and up. It does not sting or burn, but its mildly spicy like pepper. It is number two because it is not as effective as garlic. It works but not as fast, you have to do this more times than with garlic. However, it does relieve swelling without a torng taste, or burning sensation. Peel the tumeric and cut a slice. Do the same as the garlic, chew it to break it up, and park it in your gumline where you are feeling pain, or swollen. This does not burn so you can leave it for hours or as long as you like.
Unlike most people I have extra wisdom teeth. They have been growing in even in my 30’s. My dentist said as long as there not unbearable there’s no need to remove them. I agree, but from time to time I feel like a teething baby. So garlic is my number one and tumeric is my number two remedy. I also gargle and rinse my mouth with Listerine, or peroxide when brushing my teeth. As I try more alternative home remedies I will update this post.